Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

‘Killed’ robbery suspects were terrorizing residents – Dery

The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, has told Parliament that the two suspected criminals who were recently shot in Police custody at Asawase in the Ashanti Region, were individuals who had been robbing and terrorizing residents of Kumasi. According to him, the suspects were shot when they attempted to escape custody, whilst the police conducted a search at one of their ...

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Zimbabwe urgently needs transitional gov’t – Yaw Gebe

An International Relations Expert, Dr. Yaw Gebe, has said that Zimbabwe needs a transitional government to ensure the stability of governance in the country following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. According to him, the transitional government must be tasked to organize an election within the next 6 months to ensure a smooth transition to a substantive government for the ...

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Commission of enquiry on creation of new regions commences work

The Commission of Enquiry set up by President Akufo-Addo to examine petitions on the possible creation of new regions, has started its work. They are to engage petitioners from the Western, Volta, Brong Ahafo and Northern Regions. A delegation of Chiefs, MPs and staff of the Western North secretariat of the Western Region, commenced discussions with the Commission. President Akufo-Addo ...

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Thieves dig tunnel under Kenyan bank, make away with over $482,000

Robbers in Kenya took a rather unconventional mode of entering a bank and making away with cash to the tune of 50 million Kenyan shillings (equivalent to $482,000). The police confirmed the incident which happened on Monday at the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in Thika – an industrial town in Kiambu County, located north east of the capital, Nairobi. The ...

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Court dismisses ex-military officers’ case against CDS

An Accra High Court has dismissed a suit by some 225 retired military officers who sued the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) over what they describe as underpayment of their gratuities. According to the court, the ex-servicemen were unable to convince it beyond reasonable doubt why they were entitled to gratuities beyond what they received. The ex-servicemen, who were ...

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Minority calls for withdrawal of 2018 budget

The Minority spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson has called for the withdrawal of the 2018 budget which was read before the house by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta last Wednesday. According to him, the government had reviewed some key economic targets without recourse to the House. Mr. Ato Forson made the call in a submission on the floor ...

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Terminating desalination plant contract will cost us $126m – Operators

Henry Ofori, the Chief Executive Officer of Hydrocol Limited, operators of the Teshie desalination plant, has warned that abrogating the contract with them may cost Ghana over $126 million. In an interview on Eyewitness News on Monday, Mr. Ofori said it will not be advisable to terminate the contract as being suggested by the Public Utility Workers Union (PUWU). contextly_sidebar ...

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Pass RTI Bill urgently as done for Special Prosecutor Bill – Coalition

The Right to Information (RTI) Coalition Ghana, is urging parliament to urgently pass the Right to Information Bill as it did with the passage of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill. The coalition said it noticed with keen interest how the Special Prosecutor bill was passed with urgency in accordance with the wish and preference of the Executive arm ...

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Minority demands full list of presidential staffers from gov’t

The Minority in Parliament wants government to furnish them with the full list of active presidential staffers. According to them, the government had delayed in presenting the list as required by the Presidential Office Act although they have spent 10 months in office already. A presidential staffer under the Mahama administration and Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Clement Apaak, in ...

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‘Arrogant’ NAPO intimidated by Opoku-Agyemang’s achievements – Mogtari

Secretary to former President John Mahama, Joyce Mogtari, has chastised Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, over his recent supposed attack on his predecessor, Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman, who served in the previous government. In a statement copied to citifmonline.com, Joyce Mogtari said the Education Minister’s attacks were borne out of arrogance, and the realization that Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang set ...

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